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Tue, Jan 16, 2018
Source: History Today
Kyoto, c.1626

By Kate Wiles

A map of the Japanese city from the Edo period was one of the earliest produced for general use. [[{"fid":"36656","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":""},"type":"media","link_text":null,"attributes":{"style":"margin-top: 15px; margin-bottom: 15px;","class":"media-element file-default"}}]]Kyoto, then called Heian-kyō, was established as the seat of Japan's imperial court in 794, at the start of the Heian period. It remained the capital city until the court moved to Tokyo in 1869. [...]
Tue, Jan 16, 2018
Source: History Today Articles
Soviet Spy Swap

By Chris Bissell

Gerald Brooke's time in a Soviet prison was a pivotal moment in Cold War espionage. The Cold War was at its height in the 1960s, when arrests, expulsions and exchanges were rife. In 1967, for example, the American John A. Walker walked into the Soviet Embassy in Washington DC and offered his services as a naval cryptographer with [...]
Tue, Jan 16, 2018
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In Defiance of her Golden Age

By Sophia L. Deboick

Lucie Delarue-Mardrus was at the heart of daring interwar Paris, where she used her influence to defend those left behind by ‘progress'. For decades the reputation of author, sculptor, linguist and poet Lucie Delarue-Mardrus (1874-1945) has been defined more by the famous people she loved than by her own groundbreaking work. Delarue-Mardrus was a [...]
Tue, Jan 16, 2018
Source: History Today Articles

The chance survival of a ‘postbag' of letters reveals a lost world of merchants, pilgrims, bankers and scholars.

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Tue, Jan 16, 2018
Source: History Today

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